The security week that was: 05/29/09

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession

We're excited to announce a webinar on Friday, June 26, 2009, at 1 p.m. on the topic of "New thinking for retail security and loss prevention". We've lined up a stellar panel of retail security experts, including Paul Jones, who recently was named as the global director of retail partnerships for eBay Inc.; Paul Stone, vice president of asset protection and risk management for Best Buy, and Curtis Baillie, president of Security Consulting Strategies (an independent retail security analyst and expert witness – and SIW blogger). We'll be doing a roundtable discussion on topics like legal issues for LP departments, shoplifting prevention, reorganizing LP/security departments in the time of budget cuts, crime trends, and more. Join us in a month for this event; register today (it's free thanks to support from our sponsors).

In other news:
ADT in India, Chattanooga protects bridges and river, National security update

ADT Security landed a big project for Terminal 3 of New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The system involves IP video and a state-of-the-art access control system that will be integrated for security and operational purposing. … Speaking of video systems, Chattanooga, Tenn., is developing a camera system on the Tennessee River mounted under bridges to protect river traffic. The city will also be using "sniffer" devices to detect the presence of explosives. … Fluidmesh (wireless connectivity solutions) and JVC (video surveillance solutions) announced compatibility and partnerships in their product lines. … The White House is merging efforts in homeland and national security, tying in the Homeland Security Council with the National Security Council.